XVI Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
  • About competition 2022
About competition 2022

The XVI Open сomposers competition named after composer Andrey Petrov is held in the nomination of «Symphonic music». The composer’s competition is open to everyone, regardless of the age of the participants, education and place of their residence.

Applications are accepted:
From 1st of April till 15th of June 2022 (online)

Final concert of the competition and award ceremony:
September - October 2022

Participation in the competition is FREE of charge.

In the competition are accepted:

works created in various genres and forms of symphonic music (symphony, symphonietta, symphonic fantasy, suite, poem, rhapsody, concert, etc.) written for a symphony orchestra with a total duration of no more than 15 minutes, but not less than 10 minutes. The presented work can be cyclical or one-part. One or two solo instruments or voices are allowed. The possibility of using instruments that are rare or not included in the usual composition of the symphony orchestra must be agreed in advance with the Directorate of the Competition.

Compositions that have previously won prizes are not allowed to participate in the Competition.

Applications are accepted on the official website of the competition in the «Apply» section by selecting the appropriate category.

According to the Competition Regulations, 6 compositions are admitted to the final round. Finalists are invited to the final concert of the competition. The Andrey Petrov Foundation will cover the travel and accommodation costs of the finalists of the competition, in accordance with the conditions specified in the official regulations on the competition.

The final of the competition will take place in one of the best Saint-Petersburg concert halls - the Great hall of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic named after D.D .Shostakovich. Selected works will be performed by a symphony orchestra.

Prize pool

All participants of the second round of the competition will receive diplomas of participation. Finalists of the competition will receive special diplomas signed by Jury members. The winners of the Competition are awarded the title of laureates or diploma winners and are awarded with monetary prizes. In addition, video recording of the final concert, as well as online broadcasting, is provided.

Terms of the Contest:

Acceptance of applications
From 1st of April till 15th of June 2022 (online)

First round of the Competition
June - July 2022.

Announcement of the results of the first round of the Competition
July 2022.

Second round of the Competition
July - August 2022.

Announcement of the results of the second round of the Competition
August - September 2022.

Final of the Competition
September - October 2022.

The prize fund of the competition will be published not later than 01st of February 2022.

Andrey Petrov Foundation

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